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Marriner appointed ref

Referee Andre Marriner has been given another boost with the news he will take charge of this month's FA Cup semi-final between Hull and Sheffield United.

Marriner hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons when he mistakenly sent off Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs during the Gunners' 6-0 Premier League defeat by Chelsea for a handball that had been committed by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.


Clough plays down individual milstone

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough did his best to deflect all attention from himself after leading his side to the semi-finals of the FA Cup after a 2-0 win against Charlton.

There's not an awful lot of satisfaction for me personally.

I don't have a chart at home where you rank the games. I don't honestly, it's not about that.

It's about the players and supporters, especially this, celebrating together.

– Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough

Teams: Sheffield United


Confirmed starting XI v Charlton: Howard, Harris, Brayford, Maguire, Flynn, Doyle, Baxter, Collins, Coady, Scougall, Murphy. #twitterblades


Charlton starting XI: Hamer; Wilson, Wiggins, Morrison, Wood; Cousins, Poyet, Jackson, Harriott,; Tudgay, Church. #cafc


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